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Crooked Tree Red IPA - CAlifornia Wild Ales

Crooked Tree IPA – an OB Holiday Classic

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The OG Recipe is Back!

In the heart of Ocean Beach, where the salty breeze meets the sandy shores, a celebration of community spirit is brewing – quite literally. The local breweries of Ocean Beach, a vibrant coastal town in California, have come together to craft a special brew with a purpose – the Crooked Tree IPA.

This collaborative endeavor features an impressive lineup of brewing elites, including Pizza Port, OB Brewery, California Wild Ales, Kilowatt Brewing, Hodads Brewing, Thorn Street Brewing, Ketch Brewing, Chula Vista Brewing, and My Yard Live Beer Co. The result? A masterpiece born from the passion and expertise of Ocean Beach’s brewing maestros.

Headed by the skilled Matt Palmer at Pizza Port OB, the collaborative effort behind Crooked Tree IPA is a testament to the unity and camaraderie within the Ocean Beach brewing community. Bill DeWitt, owner of California Wild Ales, expresses the sentiment, saying, “We all share a love for great beer and a commitment to giving back to the community that has embraced us.”

The magic of Crooked Tree IPA lies in the meticulous crafting of the original Red IPA recipe. Each brewery brought its unique touch to the table, with Kilowatt Brewing contributing hoppy notes and OB Brewery adding innovative twists. The result is a flavor journey that mirrors the diversity of Ocean Beach’s dynamic brewing scene.

The brewing process unfolded at Pizza Port OB, nestled in the heart of Ocean Beach, providing the perfect setting for this collaborative venture. As the brewing vats bubbled with anticipation, the exchange of ideas and techniques flowed freely, accompanied by the laughter that exemplifies the close-knit community spirit of Ocean Beach. The result is a beer that not only satisfies the palate but also symbolizes the strength of community collaboration.

Crooked Tree IPA Unites Ocean Beach Breweries for a Cause

What makes Crooked Tree IPA even more special is its noble cause. The sales from this limited-edition brew will support the 44th Annual OB Holiday Parade on December 2nd, organized by the OB Town Council with this year’s theme as “Santa’s Disco Luau.”

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the delightful Crooked Tree IPA awaits you at various establishments throughout Ocean Beach. Restaurants, bars, and breweries proudly serve this limited-edition brew, inviting you to savor a taste of Ocean Beach’s brewing excellence while supporting a good cause.

So, the next time you raise a glass of Crooked Tree IPA, know that it’s more than just a beer; it’s a sip of Ocean Beach’s brewing excellence and a toast to community unity. Cheers to the brewers, the unique flavors of each local brewery, and the vibrant spirit of Ocean Beach that brings them all together! As Crooked Tree IPA turns the tides of taste, let’s collectively raise a glass to a year of community collaboration and the boundless potential for more in the years to come. Cheers!

Rainbow Weather - Hazy Double IPA - California Wild Ales

Rainbow Weather Hazy Double IPA in 12oz Cans

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Cans Cans Cans!!!

California Wild Ales is thrilled to unveil a new chapter in our brewing journey with the launch of Rainbow Weather Hazy Double IPA in convenient 12oz cans. Now, the vibrant spirit of California is just a can away, available exclusively at our Ocean Beach and Point Loma locations.

A Symphony of Flavors, Now in a Can

Rainbow Weather, our beloved Double Hazy IPA, has always been a captivating journey through the diverse flavors of California. Now, this experience is conveniently packaged in a 12oz can. The hazy golden hues, reminiscent of a radiant California sunset, are now portable, allowing you to take the magic of Rainbow Weather wherever your adventures may lead.

Crack open a can, and the air is filled with enticing aromas of juicy tropical fruits, much like the lively energy of the Golden State. The decision to transition this Double Hazy IPA into cans is rooted in our commitment to making exceptional brews accessible to our cherished community in a more convenient format.

Exclusivity at Its Finest: Available Only at Our Locations

These aren’t just ordinary cans – the 12oz cans of Rainbow Weather are exclusively available at our Ocean Beach and Point Loma locations. We believe in creating an intimate connection with our community, and by offering these cans solely at our establishments, we aim to enhance the experience of enjoying Rainbow Weather.

The decision to keep Rainbow Weather in-house speaks to our commitment to quality and the desire to share this brew in an environment crafted with the same care and passion that goes into brewing each batch. We want you to savor the flavors in a setting that echoes the very essence of our brewing philosophy.

Everyone Love Everyone!

Crafted with Love, Canned for Inclusivity

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, Rainbow Weather not only embodies the essence of the wild California spirit but is also a tribute to the LGBTQ+ community. This beer is a celebration of love, diversity, and acceptance, a reminder that inclusivity is a value we hold dear.

So, whether you’re headed to the beach, planning a picnic, or simply relaxing at home, Rainbow Weather 12oz cans make the experience even more convenient. The portability of these cans allows you to carry the California spirit with you, creating memorable moments wherever you go.

Here’s to Love, Diversity, and Convenience

Join us in celebrating this exciting chapter in our brewing journey. Swing by our Ocean Beach or Point Loma location, grab a pack of Rainbow Weather 12oz cans, and let the adventure begin. Here’s to love, diversity, and the convenience of carrying the California spirit in your hand – cheers to Rainbow Weather in cans, and to many more years of crafting and celebrating extraordinary moments! Cheers!

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Book Your Holiday Event Here

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Point Loma Extravaganza

Nestled right off the 5 and the 8, our Point Loma location stands tall as a beacon of excitement and entertainment. Here’s why it’s the ultimate party destination:

Two Levels of Pure Fun: With two levels of party-ready space, California Wild Ales in Point Loma offers the flexibility to create the dynamic atmosphere your event deserves. Whether you’re hosting an expansive bash or a more intimate gathering, we’ve got you covered.

Craft Beer Wonderland: Immerse yourself in the world of craft beer with 18 beers on tap, including a nitro cold brew and a non-alcoholic beer. Your taste buds are in for a treat as you explore the diverse and unique flavors our brews have to offer.

Cinematic Thrills: Picture this – a 20-foot movie screen setting the stage for cinematic delights. Whether it’s a movie night or a sports event, our venue provides an epic backdrop for your entertainment.

Game On: For the gamers at heart, our arcade and bartop games guarantee hours of friendly competition and laughter. Elevate your party with the excitement of gaming, making every moment a memorable one.

Versatile Event Hosting: From holiday parties and birthday bashes to retirement celebrations, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and baby showers, California Wild Ales in Point Loma is the canvas for your party masterpiece. But that’s not all – think graduation bashes, corporate gatherings, themed costume parties, beer release celebrations, fundraisers, and more!

Pre-Party Paradise: Before you head to Pechanga Arena for a concert or a San Diego Gulls game, kick off the festivities at California Wild Ales. It’s the perfect prelude to a night of entertainment, ensuring that the fun starts the moment you step through our doors.

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Ocean Beach Oasis

For those seeking a more intimate and laid-back celebration, our Ocean Beach location is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. Here’s what makes it special:

16 Beers on Tap: Dive into the crafted elegance of Ocean Beach with 16 carefully selected craft beers on tap. It’s a tasting experience that’s intimate and personalized, making every sip a journey of flavor.

Non-Alcoholic Refreshment: Embrace the laid-back vibes with a refreshing selection of non-alcoholic options. From brews to blends, we’ve got the perfect sips for everyone in your intimate gathering.

Games Galore: Our Ocean Beach spot adds an extra layer of fun with bar-top games. Challenge your friends to a friendly match while enjoying the cozy ambiance of our intimate hideaway.  We have a ton of hand-made one of a kind games that are sure to capture your excitement.

Versatile Intimacy: Whether it’s a milestone birthday, an engagement celebration, or a small corporate gathering, California Wild Ales in Ocean Beach caters to your specific needs. The charm of Ocean Beach combined with the signature character of California Wild Ales promises an event that’s uniquely yours.

Seaside Serenity: Picture your celebration against the backdrop of ocean breezes and the relaxed vibes of Ocean Beach. Our intimate setting ensures that every moment is cherished and remembered.

Convenient and Cozy: Tucked away in the heart of Ocean Beach, our location provides a convenient and cozy alternative for those seeking an intimate experience. Enjoy the warmth of our inviting space without compromising on the distinctive California Wild Ales charm.

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California Wild Ales - More than just sour beer

Beyond Sours – A look at CWA’s Beer

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Beyond Sours

If you think California Wild Ales is only about sour beers, think again. While we’re renowned for our exceptional sour brews, our tap list extends far beyond, offering diverse flavors that cater to every beer lover’s palate. From refreshing IPAs to indulgent Adult Slushies, there’s something for everyone at our Midway and Ocean Beach locations. Join us on a journey through the rich tapestry of flavors that make California Wild Ales a destination for beer connoisseurs seeking more than just sours.

The Sour Legacy:
Let’s start with what put us on the map – our sour beers. Immerse yourself in the world of complex and tangy brews that have earned California Wild Ales its well-deserved reputation. With a range of fruit-infused sours and barrel-aged delights, there’s a sour for every taste preference. Whether you’re a seasoned sour aficionado or a newcomer to the world of tart beers, our Midway and Ocean Beach locations are the perfect places to dive into the unique California Wild Ales experience.

Beyond Sours: A Flavor Odyssey
IPAs and Hazy IPAs:
We have an impressive selection for those who crave the hoppy goodness of India Pale Ales (IPAs) or the hazy and juicy profiles of New England-style IPAs. We take pride in crafting bold and balanced IPAs that showcase the diverse range of hops, providing an experience that transcends the ordinary.

Lager and Pale Ale:
Looking for something crisp and refreshing? Our lagers and pale ales are meticulously brewed to perfection. Whether you prefer the clean, malt-forward notes of a lager or the citrusy brightness of a pale ale, California Wild Ales has options that will satisfy your taste buds.

Porter:
Indulge your senses with the rich and robust flavors of our porters. Dark and decadent, our porters offer a symphony of chocolate, coffee, and caramel notes that will warm you up on a cool evening.

Hard Seltzer:
Our hard seltzers are a delightful choice for those seeking a lighter alternative. Our hard seltzers are crisp, effervescent, and with a hint of natural fruit flavors, providing a refreshing option for those looking to keep it light.

Exploring the Diverse Craft Beer World

Adult Slushies:
Experience nostalgia with a grown-up twist – our Adult Slushies are a playful addition to our lineup. Blending the best of frozen delights with a touch of alcohol, these slushies are the perfect way to cool down while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere at California Wild Ales.

Irresistible Micheladas:

Don’t forget to try our Micheladas! Crafted with our house-made mix made, they add a zesty and savory kick to your beer experience. A perfect companion to our diverse beer selection, Micheladas at California Wild Ales are a must-try.

Visit Us:
Ready to embark on a flavor-filled journey? Visit our Midway or Ocean Beach location to explore our extensive beer menu. Our passionate and knowledgeable staff are here to guide you through the diverse world of California Wild Ales, ensuring that your experience goes beyond expectations.

At California Wild Ales, we’re more than just sour beer – we celebrate the craft brewing artistry. From sours to IPAs, lagers to porters, and everything in between, our tap list reflects our commitment to providing a diverse and enjoyable experience for all beer enthusiasts. Join us at our Midway or Ocean Beach location and discover why California Wild Ales is a destination for those who appreciate the true craftsmanship of exceptional brews. Cheers to expanding your beer horizons!

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Watch All Sports on our 20-Foot Screen

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Watch All your Sports Here

Experience Thursday Night Football at Point Loma / Midway: A Game-Day Extravaganza

Football fans, rejoice! If you’re looking for the ultimate Thursday Night Football experience, look no further than our Point Loma / Midway location. We’re bringing you an evening packed with football fever, delicious food, ice-cold brews, and endless entertainment for the whole family. But that’s not all – our sports haven offers even more excitement throughout the week:

  •  Enormous 20-Foot Screen Imagine watching the game on a massive 20-foot screen. That’s right, we’ve got the big game covered, literally. You won’t miss a single play, and the atmosphere is electric.
  •  Food Truck or Food Available Onsite No sports event is complete without some mouthwatering game-day grub. We’ve got a food truck onsite, serving up delicious bites that will keep your taste buds cheering, just like your favorite team.
  •  20 Beers on Tap Thirsty? We’ve got you covered with a selection of 20 beers on tap. Sip on your favorite brew while you cheer for your team and immerse yourself in the game-day spirit.
  •  Kid-Friendly Fun Don’t leave the little ones behind. Our Point Loma / Midway location is kid-friendly and offers plenty of games to keep them entertained. It’s a win-win for the whole family!
  •  Endless Entertainment Looking for a break from the game? Challenge your friends on our 4-player arcade cabinet, boasting thousands of games to choose from. Whether you’re into classic games or the latest releases, there’s something for everyone.
  •  Wide Array of Sports Our passion for sports extends beyond Thursday Night Football. On Saturdays, we’ve got you covered with college sports action, and on Sundays, it’s all about the NFL. Catch all the thrilling moments of playoff baseball right here as well. But that’s not all – if you’re a Gulls fan, we’ve got you covered for all the away games. No matter what your sporting preference, we have something to cater to your passion.  Visit us at our Point Loma / Midway location for all your sports needs.

20-Foot Screen

Join the Party!

There’s no better way to immerse yourself into sports than by joining fellow fans at our tasting room. Wear your team colors proudly, invite your friends, and let’s create an unforgettable atmosphere as we rally for our team. Let’s make some noise, celebrate every score, and cheer on our beloved teams!

Graf on Draft - Saison/Cider Hybrid - California Wild Ales

Unveiling the Pearfect Blend: Graf on Draft

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California Wild Ales’ “Graf of Draft”

Introducing “Graf of Draft”!!!

This unique beer, a Graf style blend of 11% Pear Cider and Saison, is set to redefine your craft beer experience. Crafted in collaboration with OB Brewery, this limited-edition beer is the brainchild of the renowned head brewer, Jim Milea, boasting over a decade of brewing expertise.

A True OB Collaboration

The heart and soul of Graf of Draft lie in the collaboration between California Wild Ales and OB Brewery. This dynamic partnership brought together the creative minds of both establishments to develop a Saison that perfectly complements the distinct flavor profile of pear cider. This collaboration is a testament to the strong camaraderie within the craft beer community, resulting in a truly unique and innovative brew.

Meet the Masterminds: Jim Milea and Zack Brager

At the helm of this extraordinary creation is Jim Milea and Zack Brager.  You might recognize Milea as the  seasoned head brewer of OB Brewery with decades of experience in the industry. Jim’s passion for brewing and dedication to quality are evident in every sip of Graf of Draft. His expertise has been instrumental in crafting a beer that seamlessly blends the crispness of pear cider with the spicy, fruity notes of a classic Saison, creating a harmonious symphony of flavors.  Zack and Jim worked together every step of the way to bring this bewuty to life.

The Blend

“Graf of Draft” is a Graf-style beer, a fusion of 11% Pear Cider and a carefully selected Saison. The result is a refreshing, effervescent brew that marries the sweetness of pears with the complexity of a classic farmhouse ale. The pear cider adds a delightful fruity character, while the Saison contributes a hint of spiciness, creating a balanced and nuanced drinking experience.

Limited Edition

As with many of California Wild Ales’ innovative creations, Graf of Draft is a limited-edition release. This means that beer enthusiasts have a finite opportunity to savor the unique blend of flavors meticulously crafted by the skilled hands at California Wild Ales. The limited availability adds an element of exclusivity, making each bottle or pour a special experience for beer aficionados.

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Availability

Graf of Draft is available exclusively on draft at California Wild Ales’ Ocean Beach and Midway locations. Whether you’re a local craft beer enthusiast or planning a visit to California, be sure to stop by and indulge in this exceptional creation.

Pearfect for the Holidays

With the holiday season just around the corner, Graf of Draft makes for the perfect beer to elevate your festive celebrations. The 7% alcohol by volume (ABV) ensures a warming experience, making it an excellent choice for cozy gatherings with friends and family.

With our latest release, Graf of Draft, we are going to continue to push the boundaries of craft brewing.  This limited-edition Graf-style beer, born from a collaboration with OB Brewery and crafted by the experienced hands of head brewer Jim Milea, promises a unique and unforgettable drinking experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor this harmonious blend of pear cider and Saison – a true testament to the innovation and creativity within the craft beer community.

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Tom Yum Sour Beer : A Collab between Neighbors

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Tom Yum Sour

Flavorful Fusion

Craft beer enthusiasts and flavor connoisseurs, get ready for a taste explosion as California Wild Ales and Soi OB – Thai Street Food join forces to recreate their much-celebrated Tom Yum Sour beer. With a blend of hand-picked lemongrass, Thai chillies, and Kaffir lime leaves sourced directly from the backyard of Soi OB owner Rik Osanai, this unique brew has been aging for a year and is now ready to take your taste buds on a wild ride.

California Wild Ales has teamed up with Soi OB, a local gem specializing in Thai cuisine located just across the street from Wild Ales in Ocean Beach. The idea was to combine the best of both worlds – the craft of brewing and the art of Thai flavors – resulting in the Tom Yum Sour beer.

The Ingredients

What sets this beer apart is the commitment to using fresh, local ingredients. Lemongrass, Thai chillies, and Kaffir lime leaves, all hand-picked from the backyard of Soi OB owner Rik Osanai, contribute to the authenticity and boldness of the Tom Yum Sour beer.  Add some toasted coconut and BAM!!!  This collaboration is not just about making beer; it’s a celebration of the Ocean Beach community and the vibrant flavors that can emerge when local businesses come together.

The Aging Process

Aging for a year has allowed the Tom Yum Sour beer to develop complex flavors and a well-rounded profile. The careful maturation process has allowed the ingredients to meld seamlessly, creating a harmonious blend of spicy, citrusy, and herbal notes. The result is a beer that promises to be a true sensory experience.

Neighbors

Adding to the excitement is the proximity of Soi OB and California Wild Ales – they are located right across the street from each other in Ocean Beach. This convenient pairing allows patrons to enhance their tasting experience by grabbing a bowl of Soi OB’s renowned Tom Yum soup and bringing it over to California Wild Ales. Enjoy these culinary delights side by side, creating a perfect harmony of flavors.

Neighbors Working Together

The Tom Yum Sour beer is a limited edition, and there’s only one keg available. Beer enthusiasts and foodies alike are encouraged not to miss out on this exclusive opportunity to savor a truly unique creation. Whether you’re a fan of craft beer, Thai cuisine, or both, this collaboration promises an unforgettable tasting experience.

California Wild Ales and Soi OB have set the bar high with their collaborative creation, the Tom Yum Sour beer. From the careful selection of fresh, local ingredients to the year-long aging process, every step in the brewing journey has been a labor of love. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this exclusive tasting experience – head over to Ocean Beach, grab a bowl of Tom Yum soup from Soi OB, and savor the Tom Yum Sour beer at California Wild Ales. It’s a fusion of flavors that promises to leave a lasting impression on your palate. Cheers to innovation, community, and the art of crafting exceptional brews!

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Taste of Ocean Beach

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A Taste of Ocean Beach

The annual Ocean Beach Restaurant Walk, known as the Taste of OB, is just around the corner, and California Wild Ales is thrilled to be part of this exciting culinary extravaganza. On November 14th, 2023, from 5 pm to 9 pm, join us in the heart of Ocean Beach for an evening filled with delectable delights, vibrant community spirit, and, of course, our exclusive offerings at an unbeatable price!

Hosted by the Ocean Beach Town Council in collaboration with the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association, the Taste of OB promises to be a feast for the senses. With a tasting card in hand, food enthusiasts can explore over 40 local restaurants, breweries, and wine bars, savoring the diverse flavors that make Ocean Beach a culinary gem.

California Wild Ales is excited to showcase two of our exceptional creations during this gastronomic adventure – the Bike Lane Lager and our refreshing Wild Peach hard seltzer. But here’s the kicker: we’re offering these delightful tasters for $1 each! It’s our way of adding a splash of excitement to your Taste of OB experience.

Our Bike Lane Lager is a crisp and flavorful brew that pairs perfectly with the beachy vibes of Ocean Beach. For those seeking a lighter option, our Wild Peach hard seltzer is a tantalizing blend of natural peach essence and our signature wild ale base. Both beverages are crafted with care and precision, embodying the essence of California’s vibrant craft beer scene.

Enjoy 40+ Restaurants and Breweries

Your $45 ticket grants you access to a tasting portion from each participating location, ensuring you get a well-rounded experience of the diverse culinary offerings. With savory and sweet treats from OB’s best establishments, the Taste of OB is a journey for your taste buds that you won’t want to miss.

As you stroll through the streets of Ocean Beach, be sure to stop by California Wild Ales to take advantage of our $1 taster offer of Bike Lane Lager and Wild Peach hard seltzer. It’s not just a tasting; it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the flavors that define our coastal community.

So mark your calendars for November 14th, 2023, and join us at the Taste of OB Restaurant Walk. Let’s celebrate the vibrant food culture of Ocean Beach together – one sip and one bite at a time!

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I'm Kind of A Big Dill - Pickle Sour Beer - California Wild Ales

I’m Kind of a Big Dill” Barrel-Aged Pickle Sour

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A Dill-lightful Sour Beer

Introduction

In the ever-evolving world of craft beer, where boundaries are continuously pushed, California Wild Ales stands as a prime example of unwavering dedication to innovation. Their latest creation, “I’m Kind of a Big Dill,” a barrel-aged pickle sour, embodies their commitment to pushing the flavor envelope. This extraordinary brew combines hand-picked cucumbers, fresh dill, peppercorns, sea salt, and a hint of garlic to deliver a unique sensory experience. With only a single keg in existence and a mere 60 bottles available for sale, this limited-time offering is a rare gem that promises a memorable tasting adventure.

The Pickle Sour Inspiration

The genesis of “I’m Kind of a Big Dill” can be traced back to the passion of California Wild Ales’ owner, Bill DeWitt. His love for pickles and gardening merged into an inspired vision. Bill DeWitt’s backyard garden was the source of the cucumbers and dill that infuse this beer with a remarkable freshness. It’s a testament to the brewery’s dedication to using locally sourced ingredients and a nod to the intimate, hands-on approach taken by the team at California Wild Ales.  Wild Ales. This brew pays homage to the tangy, briny essence of pickles. It’s a treat for those who savor the unique and bold flavors that pickles provide.

The Ingredients

To craft this extraordinary experience, California Wild Ales meticulously selected a combination of ingredients that epitomize the essence of pickles. Hand-picked cucumbers contribute their fresh, vibrant character to the brew. The inclusion of dill, peppercorns, sea salt, and a hint of garlic adds layers of depth and complexity to the flavor profile. These ingredients were carefully chosen to ensure a harmonious balance that would captivate the senses and leave a lasting impression.

The Aging Process

What truly sets “I’m Kind of a Big Dill” apart is the meticulous barrel aging process. This beer is aged in oak barrels with utmost care and precision, allowing it to absorb the subtle nuances of the wood. This aging process infuses the brew with an additional layer of complexity and depth, elevating it to a level of craftsmanship that is unparalleled.

Pickles, Pickles , Pickles !

The Limited Availability

“I’m Kind of a Big Dill” is not just a beer; it’s a small-batch masterpiece. With only one keg in existence, there’s no room for error. The brewery has made available a mere 60 bottles for sale, making this brew a true rarity. Once this keg is emptied, aficionados will have to wait until the following year for another opportunity to savor the magic of “I’m Kind of a Big Dill.” Thus, ensure that you become one of the fortunate few to experience this unique creation.

The Tasting Experience

This pickle sour boasts an ABV of 5%, making it an approachable, easy-drinking choice for those who appreciate a well-balanced sour beer. When it graces your palate, “I’m Kind of a Big Dill” reveals a harmonious blend of flavors. The refreshing cucumber and dill take center stage, with a subtle hint of garlic and a gentle kick of peppercorns following closely. The sea salt adds the finishing touch, enhancing the overall complexity and delivering a refreshing, tangy, and briny experience that is both satisfying and thirst-quenching.

Beyond the obvious, “I’m Kind of a Big Dill” offers a tasting journey that takes you through various layers of sensory delight. The cucumber’s crispness combines with dill’s herbal notes to create an initial burst of freshness. As the flavors unfold, the subtle hint of garlic adds a savory twist that harmonizes beautifully with the peppercorn’s gentle spiciness. Finally, the sea salt ties everything together, leaving a lingering, oceanic kiss on your taste buds.

In Conclusion

“I’m Kind of a Big Dill” by California Wild Ales is not just a limited-time offering; it’s a must-try for any beer enthusiast seeking a truly exceptional and distinctive tasting experience. The unique combination of hand-picked cucumbers, fresh dill, peppercorns, sea salt, and just a touch of garlic creates an unforgettable flavor profile that encapsulates the very essence of pickles in a barrel-aged sour ale.

With only one keg and 60 bottles available, this is an opportunity you absolutely cannot afford to miss. So, secure your bottle while you can and savor this extraordinary creation before it vanishes until the next year. California Wild Ales deserves applause for pushing the boundaries of craft beer and for delivering a beer experience that’s truly “kind of a big dill.” This limited-time delight is a testament to the art of brewing and an exploration of flavors that leaves an indelible mark on your palate, offering a glimpse into the imaginative and innovative world of craft brewing.

SD Beer Week 2023

SD Beer Week 2023

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SD Beer Week | Nov 3-12

California Wild Ales Set to Wow Attendees at San Diego Beer Week’s In-Person and Virtual Festivities

San Diego Beer Week, a weeklong celebration of the craft brewing scene, is about to take the city by storm once again. This annual event, which kicks off with a virtual toast on Friday, November 3, is a testament to San Diego’s reputation as one of America’s craft beer capitals. With a lineup of events spanning the county, it’s a time when beer enthusiasts come together to revel in the finest brews and bubbly delights.

A Week of Boozy Bliss

From November 3 to November 12, 2023, San Diego Beer Week promises an array of exciting events, from brewery visits and bar tastings to restaurant pairings and more. The festivities kick off with a countywide virtual toast at 7 p.m. on November 3, where participants can join in from their favorite local brewery and share the experience on social media using the hashtags #SDBEER, #SDBEERWEEK, and #SDBW.

Meet the Breweries

One highlight of this year’s San Diego Beer Week is the stellar lineup of breweries participating in the celebration. Among them is the renowned California Wild Ales, eager to share their unique take on craft brewing with attendees. This event offers an exceptional opportunity for beer enthusiasts to explore the diverse flavors and styles that define the San Diego craft beer scene.

California Wild Ales: Pushing the Boundaries

California Wild Ales is known for its groundbreaking approach to brewing, specializing in wild and mixed-fermentation ales. They’ve gained recognition for their innovative creations, often incorporating locally sourced and unconventional ingredients, setting them apart in the world of craft beer.

Bill DeWitt, co-founder of California Wild Ales, expressed his excitement about the event, saying, “We’re thrilled to be part of San Diego Beer Week once again. This event is a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with fellow beer enthusiasts and share our passion for pushing the boundaries of traditional brewing. We can’t wait to showcase our innovative and flavorful wild ales to the San Diego community and beyond.”

Let’s Get Wild

Tasting the Unconventional

As part of San Diego Beer Week, California Wild Ales is set to offer an impressive selection of their most intriguing wild ales. Attendees can look forward to barrel-aged sours, fruited goses, and experimental brews that embody the essence of California’s unique terroir.

Beyond the Main Event

In addition to their presence at the main event, California Wild Ales will host special events and tastings throughout the week. These intimate experiences provide a unique look into their brewing process and philosophy, giving attendees a chance to connect with the creators behind the beer.

Join the Celebration

Beer lovers and fans alike are encouraged to join the celebration of America’s finest independent craft brewers during San Diego Beer Week, taking place from November 3 to November 12, 2023. To participate in the kickoff toast and subsequent events, use the dedicated hashtags and celebrate the rich tapestry of flavors and creativity brewed into each pint during this spectacular weeklong event.